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[edit] Welcome!

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[edit] Signing Comments

Hey, JamesDean. You can use ~~~~ to sign a comment on a talk page. It will automatically turn into somthing like this:  Loafing 02:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] There's No Butt In Team

This wiki is maintained by Homestar Runner fans who work together to build a knowledge base. If you post comments that are not constructive, then you are doing more damage than you're helping. If you say "this sucks", then nobody will listen, even if you have a valid point to make. If you point out problems, give reasons, and maybe even solutions, then you are actually contributing. If you are only here to post comments like this one, then you might be in the wrong place. With comments like these, you are making the wiki a worse place, not a better one. It's your choice. Loafing 07:36, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

(copied from User talk:Loafing to keep the discussion in one place) i dont know all the fancy ways of messaging or formatting, so forgive me if this is entirely or partially wrong in form or function. [1] You wrote me a message about the above link complaining that I was being the butt in team, and being negative and I have to defend myself. I was not being negative, and while trying to avoid sounding like a cynic, i was being truthful. There was nothing inherently negative in what i said. I said if you want to ask a question, do it on the forum. That is true. I said if you have a theory, post it here and people will argue about it. That is true. I said that those arguments can become long. That is true.
What did i do wrong? Maybe it was a little sarcastic, but I hardly think i am making the hrwiki a "worse place". And the thinly veiled threat of "its your choice" seemed highly inappropriate. --JamesDean 07:03, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Hey JamesDean. You got me wrong. First of all, "it's your choice" wasn't meant as a threat. I simply said that it's your choice to make the wiki a better place by being constructive. Secondly, I apologize if you got the impression that i called you a butt. That was not my intention. And now for the actual point: yes, your comment was negative. I could only assume that you were mocking what I had just said, and that your opinion of the wiki was quite low. Your previous edits had already looked to me as if you had the impression that the editing quality of the wiki is sub par. So I was trying to show you a way of actually rising the wiki quality instead of lowering it with negative comments. I also don't expect you to defend yourself; what I hoped for was a "Yus! I go straight to work!". I guess I should have written that less butt-style and somewhat more motivational. So, sorry if I sounded a bit too sore, please don't feel unwelcome here. I'm looking forward to some solid edits from you :-)  Loafing 08:21, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] "nearsightedness produces a roughly flat circular blur"

what do you know... someone DID say blur has a shape after all.

[edit] This comment

Please do not post a comment like that. It's offensive, and he was just having fun for Pete Samprus sake's! Well, now you know, so, don't do it again. Thanks, User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 17:19, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

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